Canada on Rails: Male to Female ratio
497:3 and at least one of those 3 looks pretty pissed she’s here… at least that’s what I counted, so it was interesting to see that the organizer had a handful good looking women greeting and handing out badges.
This is really bad. The two genders bring very different perspectives to issues. Rails is about getting stuff done quickly, not so much about a technology. I would think this would draw in more woman than than other topics in the CS world.
One of those 3 woman is Amy Hoy who I (over)hear writes great Rails docs and is writing a book.
Also 24% of Vancouver speak Chinese. Wild. You can really see this on the street.